NORTHAMPTON CO., Va. - Two people have died, after an F1 tornado passed through Northampton County, in Virginia.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that Thursday morning's severe storm was in fact an F1 tornado that ripped though Cherrystone Campground, in the Cheriton Community of Northampton County, near Cape Charles.
Virginia State Police have confirmed that two people at the campground have died, and twenty others have been taken to the hospital with injuries. VSP also says when they arrived on scene, at 9:00 AM, there were numerous downed trees and power lines across the roadway. Several campers were hit by fallen trees, and a few others were overturned. VSP transported others from the campground to a nearby school for shelter.
Witnesses tell 47 ABC that they received the weather alert on their phones, and moments later were met by strong winds and large hail. They say that many trees were uprooted during the storm.
The NWS says that there was a waterspout over the Chesapeake Bay, just after 8:30 AM. They then issued a tornado warning for Central North Hampton County, which remained in effect until 9:00 AM.
Witnesses have told the NWS that they saw the] tornado touchdown, and make its way through the campground. At this time, Langford Highway at Cherrystone Road is blocked off the traffic, but it is expected to reopen around 5:30 PM.
47 ABC's Kody Leibowitz is there, and will continue to bring us the latest. We'll bring you more information as it becomes available. Stay tuned to 47 ABC and 47ABC.com for the latest.
Sunday, September 14 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:05:04 GMT
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